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  • Neumann: Port traffic, like economy, remains sluggish

    TELL CITY - Repairs are complete on a Port of Tell City fabrication-shop roof damaged by September winds, so the federal government will pay the remainder of its share of costs once paperwork is submitted.

    That's according to Dick Neumann, vice president and chief executive officer for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • County's schools make 'adequate progress'

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's three school systems were among the half of schools statewide making "adequate yearly progress," according to a news release from the state Education Department.

    Wednesday's release noted results were 4 percent lower this year than last, and the state education chief was not pleased.  

    "It's unacceptable that only half our schools are achieving the minimum federal standard," said Tony Bennett, superintendent of public instruction.

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  • Borders named Lincoln Hills' first chief operating officer

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp. announced during its 44th annual meeting April 20 that William T. Borders, current chief executive officer and president of Swiss Plywood-William Tell Woodcrafters, has been hired by LHDC to be its first chief operating officer.

    LHDC was founded in 1965 as a nonprofit community action agency with a mission of engaging in making life better by providing opportunities, which empower people to improve the quality of life and address the causes and effects of poverty in Southern Indiana.

  • Local United Way names Best Chairs Company of the Year

    TELL CITY - Best Chairs Inc. was recently named Company of the Year by United Way of Perry County at the 2009 Indiana Association of United Ways Leaders Conference held March 19 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel.

    Best Chairs has been partnering with the United Way of Perry County since 2004, when the company ran its first fundraising campaign for the United Way.

  • Spring 2009 Home & Garden

    A special section in today's print and online editions offers stories on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb's work with friend Evelyn Gayer to restore a 158-year-old home in Rome, a new Spencer County home built by Tell City contractor Joe Ettensohn, and various tips for making improvements while saving money.

  • Breaking NewsCollision in Tell City kills one, critically injures two

    UPDATE, 4:02 P.M. TUESDAY: John Crawford, 68, of Tell City, who was injured in Monday's four-vehicle crash near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street in Tell City, died at University Hospital in Louisville.

    UPDATE, 8:20 A.M. TUESDAY: Police are investigating the possibility that Crawford suffered a medical episode that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He was involved in an accident on 12th Street several years ago that was attributed to a medical reason.

  • Cousins indicted in Cioe murder

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived Wednesday afternoon on a few sheets of paper signed by a Perry County grand jury.

    The documents indicted two people in the 1997 death of the 21-year-old Tell City woman, whose body was found along Highwater Road.

    Arrested were Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville. Both face charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Purple traps monitoring ash-tree pest

    PERRY COUNTY - Travelers motoring along Perry County roadways may have noticed what look like purple box kites hanging in trees.

    The contraptions are actually traps set to catch an insect pest that threatens ash trees.

    The emerald ash borer has had a devastating affect on Hoosier ash tree populations and state and federal agencies are using the purple panel traps as part of a detection survey throughout the state.

    The traps are baited with manuka and phoebe oils and lined with glue, which attract and trap nearby emerald ash borers.